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Integrating Service Learning, Economic Decision Making, and Teacher Education

How can service-learning help preservice students apply the C3 Framework on Economic Decision Making? This session examines the integration of Junior Achievement in an elementary social studies methods course.

Celebrate Hispanic Culture with Pura Belpre' Award Winners!

Pura Belpre' Award books honor the Hispanic culture and captivate the Hispanic English Language Learner. Visit this session to discover titles, correlating activities and online resources. Handouts will be provided.

How To Engage the Unmotivated Without Sacrificing The Motivated!

Participants will be exposed to a variety of strategies that can be used in any subject area, adapted to any grade level all while addressing different learning modalities and levels.

Preserving History with Oral History

This is a presentation to demonstrate to elementary Social Studies teachers a way to teach Social Studies by using oral history testimonies from different periods of history.

Making the Words Come Alive, Bringing Historians into Your Classroom

Learn how to use free video conferencing to bring expert historians into your classroom. Walk away with a new-aged view of a classroom and ready to go lesson plans!

Happy Trails: Math & Social Studies on the Iditarod Trail

Dogs, competition, Alaska: what more could you want? The 2014 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail shares lessons for integrating math, geography, history, and character development while following the Iditarod!

Celebrating Excellence in Social Studies Education Research

NCSS Research Community representatives will highlight the intersection between research and social studies practice with young learners. Research on teaching and learning processes and evidence-based strategies will be presented.

Energize your Social Studies Instruction

2013 Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
The presenter will share six simple strategies that she has developed over the years that teachers can use to energize their instruction, get more out of every lesson and help students remember and LOVE social studies!

Teaching Social Justice through Literature: Common Core to Common Good

Get young students excited about social justice with books! Participants will explore examples of children's literature that set the stage for early social justice learning and development of civic responsibility.

Reading South Asia: Recommended Literature and Lesson Plans for K-8

South Asia Book Award committee members will share lesson plans and titles of winning and honor books published in 2012 and 2013. These materials help teachers explore literature from the region.


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